Robert Chambers Award Recipients

Winner Robert Chambers Award 2020

Silvia Masiero and Soumyo Das, for their paper 'Where ICT4D Meets Data Justice: A study of COVID-19 Tracking in India'

Silvia MasieroSilvia Masiero is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. Her research operates within the area of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D), with a focus on the role of digital platforms in socio-economic development processes. She has conducted extensive work on the computerisation of India’s main food security programme, the Public Distribution System (PDS), and on the adoption of ICTs in core aspects of the Indian public sphere including elections, rural employment guarantees and programmes of social protection. Silvia is Secretary of the International Federation for Information Processing IFIP 9.4 Working Group on Implications of Information and Digital Technologies for Development, a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and a member of the Editorial Board at Information Technology for Development.

Soumyo Das headshotSoumyo Das is a Ph.D. student in Management at Emlyon Business School, France. His research focusses on organizational use of digital technologies in developing countries, and with a particular emphasis on organizational trust and institutional logics. He is also interested on research in Critical Management Studies and ICT4D. Soumyo engages with the virtual world as /soumyoin. 


Winner of Robert Chambers Award 2018

Mairéad Smith for her paper ‘The  Search for  Meaning  in  Memory  in  the Aftermath of Genocide: The Construction of Êzîdî Identity’

Winner of Robert Chambers Award 2017

Dr. Ibrahim Natil for his paperInternational NGOs: Women’s Engagement in Community Peace-building and Development


Winner of Robert Chambers Award 2016

Dr. Su-Ming Khoo for her paper “Rethinking development partnerships intellectually: cognitive justice matters"


Winner of Robert Chambers Award 2015

Dr. Padraig Carmody for his paper “E-colonisation and the politics of land grabbing in Uganda"